Introduction & Maintaining a Balanced Life Style
Coping with Cravings & High Risk Situations
Identifying External Triggers
Identifying Internal Triggers
Developing a Support Network & Relapse Prevention Plan

Getting sober without  breaking our unhealthy habits is sometimes called...

Being a "Dry Drunk"


An urge we feel that causes us to think about using alcohol or other drugs or doing something illegal.


Includes the people, places, things, and situations that spark a craving to go back to criminal behavior or to using alcohol and other drugs.

External Triggers


Includes our thoughts, emotions, or sensations that spark a craving to return to addictive or criminal behavior.

Internal triggers


Name 3 different support groups in the community.

NA, AA, CMA, Al-anon, Celebrate Recovery, Wellbriety, Smart Recovery


This happens when a person with an addiction replaces her drug of choice with a different drug or behavior and then develops a new addiction.

Cross Addiction


What is a "great" tool to use to challenge our thinking when struggling in the community?

Thinking Reports


A coping strategy that means staying away from known triggers.

Avoidance - give example


What are 3 common factors in relapse that the book touches on? (emotions)

Anger, fear & guilt


Someone who is abstinent and active in a recovery support program. A person that we can turn to in a crisis or call at any time.

Sponsor or mentor


What does SUDs stand for in the Relapse Prevention workbook?

Seemingly Unimportant Decisions


Name 3 examples of high risk situations

Social pressure, conflict with others, difficult times of the day, feeling good or bad, feeling urges or cravings, physical illness or pain, testing our personal control


A coping strategy that means noticing triggers.

Awareness - give example


These beliefs can trigger cravings for alcohol and other drugs.

Negative core beliefs


What are 3 qualities to look for in a healthy supportive relationships?

Honesty, integrity, understanding, ability to listen, supportiveness, respectfulness, honor, peacefulness, kindness, calm


Explain the connection between a balanced life style and relapse prevention

At least a few sentences


Name 3 things we can do to prevent relapse related to high-risk situations.

Trying to avoid SUDs, Challenging our negative core beliefs and distorted thinking patterns, keeping our lives in balance, managing stress, monitoring and coping with our triggers, taking care of our physical and mental health, dealing with social pressures and conflict in a healthy way, asking for help


What are 2 ways we can communicate better when it comes to conflict with others?

Become an active listener, Use "I" statements, Ask questions


What are two ways to advocate for yourself to protect your recovery when needing to see a provider for medical, mental health, or dental needs?

1. Being honest with provider about being in recovery

2. Requesting smaller amounts of medications as a time

3. Calling a support person/Having someone at appt

4. Having someone hold your medications for you

5. Practicing healthy coping skills to manage MH & pain management


What are 3 ways you can work on building a positive relationship with your PO?

Be honest, discuss your problems, follow your relapse prevention or treatment plan, follow your supervising agent's directions, keep all appointments and commitments


Name 3 parts of the wellness wheel and examples of those parts of the wellness wheel related to your recovery.

Social, Emotional, Spiritual, Intellectual, Physical, Environmental, Financial, Occupational


Each person on your team has to list their own high-risk situation and how they will cope with it in a healthy way.

Each group member completed task

Act out a situation that is an example of a social pressure and how you would deal with it in a healthy way.

Participation = Points


If we prepare for triggers, we can avoid a relapse because ________ lead to ________, _________ lead to _________, _________ lead to ______, and ______ can sometimes lead us to relapse.

because triggers lead to thoughts, thoughts lead to cravings, cravings lead to decisions, and decisions can sometimes lead us to relapse.


Why are substance use disorders often called a "family disease?"

Because our behaviors and use affects our families the most

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